I have just implemented a new format for "General Forum" page that lists all the topics.
The topics without replies are no longer in a table by themselves at the bottom. They are now blended in with the active discussions. This should make it easier to track both active topics and new topics.
The General Forum page displays 100 topics. At the bottom of the table, there are now links to older topics (100 topics per page). Previously, it was difficult (or impossible) to read and reply to older topics.
I am testing these new features. Reply in this discussion with any feedback, especially if you are getting errors or if you see anything wacky going on.